World Cup Teams Flags Banned in Beirut

Update: A Beirut street defying Chbib's decision. Beirut Governor has issued a statement today banning Beirut residents from raising non-Lebanese flags during the World Cup, as it is against the law. The only flag that we're allowed to raise is the Lebanese one apparently. This must be the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a long while. It's the World Cup and we're cheering for teams that are actually competing in it. What's the point…

Huawei P20 Pro Review: The 40MP Triple Camera SmartPhone!

The last time a smartphone camera came to close to 40 Megapixels was the Nokia Lumia 1020, which I still have by the way, but what the Huawei P20 Pro is offering with its 40MP 5X hybrid zoom camera is on a whole new level. The P20 Pro camera is being portrayed as the best ever on a smartphone, a photographer's dream and I can confidently say it's the best smartphone camera I've ever shot…
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ODD: Reviving Batroun’s Nightlife

2 weeks ago
Batroun has always been known for its avant-garde nightlife scene, back when Monot was what Mar Mikhael is today, Batroun’s clubs were full to the brim. The past few years though, the clubbing scene in ...
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ISF covers Entire Football Field to Display Lebanon’s Largest-Ever Drug Bust

2 weeks ago
Fifteen tons of weed were apprehended yesterday by the Internal Security Forces, making it the country’s biggest-ever drug bust. The drugs were worth over $100M dollars and were hidden inside paint buckets. They were set ...
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Tracking Down an Old Lebanese Board Game “Civil War”

2 weeks ago
One of the blog readers emailed me asking about a rare board game called “Civil War” that was created in the 1989 by Naji Tueni. It’s apparently similar to monopoly but themed around the civil ...
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Lebanon’s “Service” Drivers Through the Lens of Ghaleb Cababe

3 weeks ago
I love Ghaleb’s work and the latest is a series of portraits of taxi drivers in Lebanon. The right term here is “Service” not taxi, which is still quite popular in Lebanon and consists of ...
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Brigadier General Maroun Hitti Appointed Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire

3 weeks ago
Retired Brigadier General Maroun Hitti became the fourth Lebanese citizen to be awarded the Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award during ceremony held at the British Ambassador’s residence in Beirut. ...
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The Huawei Experience in Milano

3 weeks ago
Prior to the launch of the Huawei P20 Pro in Lebanon, I had the privilege to visit the Huawei Experience Store in Milano and was among the first to try out the Huawei P20 pro ...
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Ali Wehbe Sets New Guinness World Record for Fastest Crossing of Lebanon on Foot

3 weeks ago
The first time I wrote about Ali Wehbe back in 2014, he was running Lebanon for 12 days in 12 different marathons to raise and support the Lebanese Austism Society (LAS). This year, Ali Wehbe ...
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LAU’s Dr. Lina Abirafeh Among The World’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy

3 weeks ago
Lebanese-Palestinian Lina Rafeh, director of the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University, was included on the world’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in 2018, a ...
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